Adam Horovitz

Adam Horovitz

Highest Rated: 97% No No: A Dockumentary (2014)

Lowest Rated: 31% A Kiss Before Dying (1991)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1966

Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey, USA

A member of the pioneering hip-hop group Beastie Boys, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz helped to bridge the gap between not only rock and rap but between black and white listeners with his group's amazingly popular songs and music videos. Horovitz joined the group as a teenager, ushering the Beastie Boys from a brief tenure as a punk act in the late 1970s to an early hip-hop act anchored by crude but deftly delivered anthems to debauchery like "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" They soon transformed themselves into a more mature, if still wryly humorous group that mixed their punk past with elements of jazz, electronica and heavy doses of samples from obscure records, earning Grammys along the way for the album Hello Nasty (1998) and its addictive single, "Intergalactic," and selling some 21 million records while wielding considerable influence on the next generation of rappers. The Beastie Boys came full circle in 2012 with their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but with the death of co-founding member Adam Yauch only a month later, their career appeared to come to a close. But had Horovitz never recorded another note with the Beastie Boys, he would still have a quarter-century's worth of accomplished and incredibly diverse popular music to his name.

Highest rated movies

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
While We're Young
Roadside Prophets
Awesome; I F... Shot That!
Golden Exits
A Kiss Before Dying

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 85% Beastie Boys Story Self,
Executive Producer
- 2020
67% 37% Golden Exits Nick (Character) $37.5K 2017
No Score Yet 61% The Truth About Lies Music - 2017
71% 62% Contemporary Color Self $15.3K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Temporary Color Unknown (Character) - 2016
84% 51% While We're Young Unknown (Character) $7.6M 2014
97% 80% No No: A Dockumentary Original Music - 2014
90% 90% Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Unknown (Character) $1.2M 2011
76% 79% Awesome; I F... Shot That! Unknown (Character) $161.4K 2006
No Score Yet 93% Beastie Boys Video Anthology Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 70% Beastie Boys - Sabotage Unknown (Character) - 1997
47% 77% Kids Original Music $5.4M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Young Man (Character) - 1994
83% 63% Roadside Prophets Sam (Character) $141.7K 1992
31% 31% A Kiss Before Dying Jay Faraday (Character) $14.7M 1991
No Score Yet 64% Lost Angels Tim `'Chino'` Doolan (Character) $1.0M 1989
61% 37% The Pick-Up Artist Original Music $11.6M 1987
43% 81% Krush Groove Self $11.1M 1985

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2015
No Score Yet 48% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
78% 93% 30 Rock Ad-Rock (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 94% Futurama Himself (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1985